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Grimsby Town fans handed banning orders after pitch invasions during win at Chesterfield

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Two Grimsby Town fans have been given banning orders for pitch invasions during the opening day victory at Chesterfield.

Wesley Craig Hargreaves and Daniel Watt were both arrested by Derbyshire Police for running onto the pitch during the Mariners’ 3-1 victory on August 5.

Humberside Police have said that they will be attending games away at Mansfield Town on September 9 and Lincoln City on September 30 to ensure violent disorder is kept to a minimum.

Hargreaves, of Taylor Street, Cleethorpes, was fined £692.

Watt, of Carr Lane, Grimsby, was fined £653.

Both have been handed three-year football banning orders.

Superintendent Dave Hall said: “I am pleased that we have been successful in securing these football banning orders as we are committed to preventing any disorder and criminality linked to football.

“I am sure the public will agree that supporting their team should be an enjoyable and family friendly activity, therefore they’ll welcome the action that we have taken against these two men.

“The majority of genuine fans want to be able to go football matches without fear of being caught up in violence.

“I want to take the opportunity to remind supporters attending the matches at Mansfield on September 9 and Lincoln on September 30 that we will be in attendance to support our Lincolnshire Police partners to ensure that order is maintained and anyone caught causing disorder will face being banned from attending future football matches.”

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